Following this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision, Yeshiva University unexpectedly banned student group activities.

The high court on Wednesday made it possible for the Jewish institution in New York to formally recognise the LGBTQ organisation YU Pride Alliance

"A welcoming space for all students, of all sexual orientations and gender identities, to feel appreciated, visible, and represented," the undergraduate group describes itself as

Inquiries for comment sent on Saturday via email did not immediately receive a response from university spokespersons

Even while a legal battle continues in New York courts, the justices on a 5-4 vote on Wednesday lifted a temporary stop on a court order requiring Yeshiva University to recognise the group

Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, two conservatives, joined the court's three liberal justices to establish a majority

Following the decision, the university's president, Rabbi Ari Berman, declared that religiously affiliated colleges and universities have the freedom to create organisations that adhere to their interpretation of the Torah

“Yeshiva University simply seeks that same right of self-determination,” he said. “The Supreme Court has laid out the roadmap for us to find expedited relief and we will follow their instructions.”